Taxidermy helicopter cats, skates decks with buxom blondes on them, tempura-battered electronics…what do all of these things have in common? In short, not much. Besides the fact that they are all considered ART in their own respective ways. Whether the piece is outlandish, sexy, or gritty, we believe that a good artist has the ability to entertain, excite, and even infuriate the masses! So for this week’s POOL Roundup, we’re giving you the lowdown on our favorite art headlines.
.Gif’s now exist outside the realm of the internet! Street artist INSA has invented, what else, street art .gifs (Pictured)! The process was completed by painting over the same area several times and photographing each transformation to produce a mind-boggling product.
Recently, artist Jeff Gaudinet released a collection of skate decks entitled “Skate Moss”, a playful project born out of mispronouncing the super model’s name. Inspired by Gaudinet’s work, Jason Yim, Edsel Dilag and Chris Vilchez have created “Skate Upton”, a new set of skateboard art decks featuring a bikini-clad Kate Upton.
“Deep Fried Gadgets” by Henry Hargreaves is exactly what it sounds like— various technological devices, battered and deep-fried in the name of art. While the project is not lacking the provocative factor, Hargreaves had a pretty firm philosophy behind his shenanigans: “You get the device, you’re excited about it, you consume it, and then you disregard it.”
For the past decade, graffiti artist Horfe has accumulated some of the most innovative and painstakingly thought-out pieces of street art to ever be produced. In honor of his work, Topsafe and Vans OTW have released “Death is Home”, the latest film to come from the Crack & Shine film series.
If you thought people who stuffed their dead pets bodies to preserve them were weird, what this guy did might just take you over the edge. Dutch artist Bart Jansen decided to preserve the memory of his dead cat Orville into a taxidermic, remote-controlled helicopter. If visualizing that did not make you flinch, check out the article to see Orville’s first flight.
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